Book Reviews of The Year 1000: What Life Was Like at the Turn of the Century

The Year 1000: What Life Was Like at the Turn of the Century
The Year 1000 What Life Was Like at the Turn of the Century
Author: Robert Lacey
ISBN-13: 9780316643757
ISBN-10: 0316643750
Publication Date: 1/28/1999
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3.6 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Little Brown Company
Book Type: Hardcover
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This is one of the most "readable" history books I've come across. To say that it is entertaining is NOT a criticism, but a compliment. Why does history have to be dry and pedantic in order to have value? I learned more about life at the turn of the 1st millennium than I have in reading a dozen other more scholarly tomes. This is the way history SHOULD be written.

Naturally, it is not absolutely complete and all-encompassing (though, given the dearth of contemporary material, most writings are merely speculation anyway). But it is an excellent starting point. If you are intriqued, the books 7-page bibliography should suffice for additional reading.